Distinguished Conduct Medal Citations 1914-1920
The Distinguished Conduct Medal was instituted in 1854 during the Crimean War to recognise gallantry for Other Ranks (i.e., non-officer rank). Bars were awarded in recognition of further acts of gallantry meriting the same award.
This set of records lists the full citations of the Distinguished Conduct Medal (and second and third award bars) in the Great War. The DCM may not have the cachet of the VC, but the deeds told in the citations for the award are just as heroic and inspiring.
The citations for DCMs are hard to find - unit histories often have no space for more than a brief mention; or just the bare fact of the award tucked away in an appendix. Others are lost in the labyrinth of small print in the official 'London Gazette'.
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